Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did really well on this session, particularly because he worked on several of his homework worksheets that he needed to get done ASAP for his Spanish class. Additionally, we had to go through a skit he will have to perform in Spanish and he wanted to make sure everything was spelled correctly and grammatically correct as well. He had many questions."
"The student and I started off reviewing the preterite and the imperfect tense. He's having trouble remembering how to use the preterite to describe what he did yesterday, for example. We covered how the preterite is used to express completed actions or single actions in the past while the imperfect is used to describe actions with a non definitive time. It's like saying in English "I used to.." Like before, I enjoyed his pronunciation and his confidence when saying these words. I left him a table of irregular verbs that shows how it is said in each single tense that I feel will help him out tremendously."
"Today we talked about the present progressive tense, which was the most recent topic the student covered. She seemed fairly confident with the material, and the only issue that we needed to work on was the irregular verbs. She has a written exam next week that she feels very prepared for."
"The student and I met and reviewed his homework covering irregular verbs in the preterite. He caught on to how to approach the questions, demonstrating again more of a strength with grammar and new material that he can better grasp without being hindered by his vocabulary issues."
"The student and I covered the reflexive form of regular and irregular verbs, its formation, meaning, location within sentences, and accompanying reflexive pronouns. We also discussed "hace + duration of time" construction, the difference between conocer and saber, and comparatives (mayor que, menor que in specific)-- all in the context of an exercise he had not completed for points. He was open to absorbing the new material and comfortable switching from topic to topic as we saw fit. I would get halfway through explaining a topic, and he would interject with the correct application. He is calm and engaged and is a pleasure to work with!"
"During this session, we prepared for the student's upcoming test. His final will be comprehensive and will cover multiple chapters from the semester. I asked him to pinpoint the area where he wanted more practice. We reviewed superlatives and comparisons. Originally there was some confusion with using m's +que vs. m's de and understanding when each of them should be used. We went through multiple examples in his book, and he seemed to have a better grasp on these by the time we were finished. Additionally, we reviewed adding simo to the end of adjectives in order to add emphasis. We wrapped up by going over his vocabulary. He also let me know that he had gotten a 100 on the previous quiz that we had prepared for, which is awesome!"